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Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas

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The 3,114-guest Explorer of the Seas cruises year-round from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ. Among the destinations one can visit while on a cruise on this ship are the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada & New England and the Caribbean.

There are many bars and lounges on board Explorer of the Seas. Among them are The Chamber, the ship's lively two-level night club that features music and dancing late into the night. Other venues include the Viking Crown Lounge and Boleros (both which are signature features of many Royal Caribbean cruise ships), as well as a traditional pub and sports bar.

Among the many entertainment venues and things to do on an Explorer of the Seas cruise are Studio B, home of the ship's ice-skating rink (where guests can enjoy themselves, and where professional shows occur during the cruise), a rock-climbing wall, a few swimming pools and whirlpools, a full-service spa and fitness center, a 9-hole miniature golf course, an internet cafe, a three-level theater (that features a variety of live shows, such as Broadway-style production shows), a large casino, as well as a teen disco and Royal Caribbean's fabulous Adventure Ocean® youth facilities.

Not surprisingly, there are many dining venues on board Explorer of the Seas. Among them are the main dining rooms, an Italian specialty restaurant, Johnny Rockets, the Windjammer Café (featuring casual buffet-style meals for breakfast and lunch, and restaurant-style service for dinner), and room service.

Explorer of the Seas is scheduled to receive a bunch of upgrades on December 22, 2014. Among the additions will be an outdoor movie screen, an updated Vintages wine bar, new restaurants (including Park Café, Chef's Table, and Giovanni's Table), digital signage, pervasive Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, a nursery, Concierge Club, and Diamond Lounge.

Explorer of the Seas Facts

Ship Class: Voyager Class
Maiden Voyage: October 28, 2000
Refurbished Year: 2010
Tonnage (GRT): 137,308
Country of Registration: Bahamas
Guest Occupancy*: 3,114
Crew: 1,185
Length: 1,020 feet
Beam: 157.5 feet
Draft: 29 feet
Passenger Decks: 15
Cruising Speed: 22 knots

Staterooms
Total: 1,557
Suites, with balcony: 119
Ocean View, with balcony: 588
Ocean View, without balcony: 232
Inside, Atrium View: 138
Inside: 480

Dining Type: Traditional or My Time Dining

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy (3,840 total guests)
Ship Highlights

Royal Promenade
Open 24-hours, this is the heart of Explorer of the Seas. It's a large downtown-style strip of stores, bars and lounges. Some of the venues located in the Royal Promenade are a pub, a Tommy Hilfiger store, a perfume shop, Ben & Jerry's, Café Promenade, a sports bar, champagne bar and general store. During your cruise there are usually a few performances in this area of the ship, such as lively street dance parties.

Johnny Rockets

This is a 50's-style restaurant, featuring classic food such as hamburgers, chili fries and milk shakes. There is a per person charge for anyone that would like to eat at this optional venue.

Casino Royale
If you're feeling lucky while on an Explorer of the Seas cruise, consider checking out the ship's large casino. Among the games available there are Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Roulette, Video Poker and a variety of slot machines. Throughout the cruise, there are also typically a few tournaments (usually including Blackjack and Texas Hold'em).

Specialty Dining
Portofino is the optional specialty restaurant on board Explorer of the Seas. This upscale Italian restaurant has a wonderful multi-course menu and a very nice wine list. There is a per person cover charge to dine at this venue, and reservations are recommended.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Deals

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Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews - Insides
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Royal Suite Royal Suite (Category RS)
Approximate Size: 1,188 square feet, with a 170 square foot balcony
Located on: Deck 10

Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hut tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano, and concierge service.
Royal Family Suite Royal Family Suite (Category FS)
Approximate Size: 610 square feet, with a 234 square foot balcony
Located on: Decks 8 and 9

Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service.

To reserve this stateroom, please contact us (as it cannot be reserved by booking online).
Owner's Suite Owner's Suite (Category OS)
Approximate Size: 506 square feet, with a 64 square foot balcony
Located on: Deck 10

Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service.
Grand Suite Grand Suite (Category GS)
Approximate Size: 381 square feet, with a 95 square foot balcony
Located on: Deck 10

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service.
Junior Suite Junior Suite (Category JS)
Approximate Size: 277 square feet, with a 69 square foot balcony
Located on: Decks 6, 7,8, 9 and 10

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, bathroom with bathtub, and a sitting area.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom Superior Ocean View Stateroom (Categories D1, D2 and D3)
Approximate Size: 215 square feet, with a 50 square foot balcony
D1 located on: Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
D2 located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9
D3 located on: Deck 6

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom.
Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (Categories E1 and E2)
Approximate Size: 173 square feet, with a 47 square foot balcony
E1 located on: Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
E2 located on: Decks 6 and 7

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom.

Please note: Staterooms 8410, 8710, 9404 and 9104 have smaller balconies.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.
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Family Ocean View Stateroom Family Ocean View Stateroom (Category FO)
Approximate Size: 265 square feet
Located on: Decks 6, 7, 8 and 9

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower.

To reserve this stateroom, please contact us (as it cannot be reserved by booking online).
Large Ocean View Stateroom Large Ocean View Stateroom (Category F)
Approximate Size: 211 square feet
Located on: Decks 6, 7, 8 and 9

Two twin beds (can convert to queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.
Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom (Categories G, H and I)
Approximate Size: 180 square feet
G located on: Decks 3, 6, 7 and 9
H located on: Decks 2 and 6
I located on: Deck 2

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.
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Promenade Stateroom Promenade Stateroom (Category PR)
Approximate Size: 167 square feet
Located on: Decks 6, 7, and 8

Bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade, two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.
Interior Stateroom Interior Stateroom (Categories K, L, M, N and Q)
Approximate Size: 160 square feet
K and L located on: Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
M located on: Decks 8 and 9
N located on: Decks 6 and 7
Q located on: Decks 6, 7, and 8

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Explorer of the Seas Deck Plans

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Category Legend
RS Royal Suite
FS Royal Family Suite
OS Owner's Suite
GS Grand Suite
JS Junior Suite
D1 Superior Ocean View Stateroom
D2 Superior Ocean View Stateroom
D3 Superior Ocean View Stateroom
E1 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
E2 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
FO Family Ocean View Stateroom
F Large Ocean View Stateroom
G Ocean View Stateroom
H Ocean View Stateroom
I Ocean View Stateroom
PR Promenade Stateroom
K Interior Stateroom
L Interior Stateroom
M Interior Stateroom
N Interior Stateroom
Q Interior Stateroom


Deck Plan Key
Symbol Stateroom with sofa bed.
Symbol Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
Symbol Stateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds available.
Symbol Connecting staterooms.
Symbol Indicates accessible staterooms.
Symbol Stateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed available.
Symbol Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.


Deck plans are subject to change. The deck plans of Explorer of the Seas provided on this page represent those from April 27, 2013 through April 24, 2014. For deck plans prior to or after this date range please contact Royal Caribbean directly. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with the cruise line directly.
Deck 7
Explorer of the Seas Deck Plans

Explorer of the Seas Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Explorer of the Seas:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Royal Promenade
Royal Promenade
Solarium
Solarium
Palace Theater
Palace Theater
Sports Deck
Sports Deck
Windjammer Cafe
Windjammer Cafe
The Chamber
The Chamber
Ice-Skating Rink
Ice-Skating Rink
Centrum
Portofino
Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets
Casino Royale
Casino Royale
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